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Forum: Ride reports 06-30-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 565,018
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Lovin' It

Sorry to hear your having issues with the machine again.

It was just this past January that our band of moto-hooligans where in the same area chasing the Dakar. ( Northern Argentina/Chile)
The...
Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 565,018
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Raod Blocks

Hi Guys,
We encountered quite a bit of the road block nonsence in B.A. back in January. It had to do with power cuts. The power company was literally switching off power to various parts of the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 565,018
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Laugh There and back again. Dakar 2014!

Hi Guys,
Funny seeing the photos of new years when I was talking with you on Skype the the same evening and hearing them going off in the back ground.
Well, we made it through just and barely....
Forum: Ride reports 12-22-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 565,018
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Dakar Ready !!!

Hi guys,
As I write this I am also making out my To-Do list and To-Pack list for this Dakar trip coming up. We leave here, NZ, this Friday, 27th Dec, and head for Buenos Aires. We are there for...
Forum: Ride reports 09-23-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 565,018
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Laugh Dakar Bound !!

Andi,
At the mo I'm only catching up my online moto passions about once a week, hence my late reply to your questions regarding SA travel.

The 2014 Dakar tour is being put together by some Aussie...
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 565,018
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Hedenau tire change.

Hi Andi and Ellen,
Hope all is going well. Whenever I'm in Wanaka your names come up in conversations.
Just the other day I changed out both the front and rear Hedenau K60 Scout's. It was a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-13-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 565,018
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Out of New Zealand and Into South America

Andi / Ellen,
It's so great to see you "getting on with it" through some of the most trying times.
I know it's far too early to ask this but where do you think you might be come Christmas/New...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 1,072,682
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Thanks for the advice fellas. Definitely not...

Thanks for the advice fellas.
Definitely not the side stand.

While tinkering this morning I checked fuel flow from the tank to the intake. All good.

I replaced the spark plugs too. By...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 1,072,682
Posted By Kiwi Dave
I'll give this a go. As it's a brand new battery...

I'll give this a go. As it's a brand new battery I would assume it too be fully charged. Having said this it could have been sitting for a while before I bought it. I'll charge it today and try it...
Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7,015
Views: 1,072,682
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Engine problems...tuning but not turning over.

Hi guys,
I'm struggling to sort this problem and loosing days on the trails as a result. I am hoping to get some good advice here so here goes the problem.

My G650 Xchallenge has been going well...
Forum: Ride reports 01-07-2013, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 565,018
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Laugh Belated Seasons greetings

It's been a while since I last posted so I apologize for not keeping in better contact. I have been following the blogs though and I'll start with saying it's great to see Ellen back on her feet...
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 565,018
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Merry Christmas!!

It goes without saying that the pair of you have had a huge year of adventure, adversity and have overcome some nerve shattering hurdles along the way. So my thoughts go out to you both on this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2012, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7,741
Views: 2,547,510
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Turned 60,000 on the clocks this past week so I...

Turned 60,000 on the clocks this past week so I think another splash of TLC is in order. Maybe I'll go all out and drop some coin on a set of new TKC's. That would put a smile on it's dials for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2012, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7,741
Views: 2,547,510
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Within a week of finishing this project I read...

Within a week of finishing this project I read online that BMW was going to release a Triple Black version of the F800 GS. I was gutted as I thought I would have the only one. Still, I like the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-18-2012, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7,741
Views: 2,547,510
Posted By Kiwi Dave
F800 GS "Back-in-Black" Carbon/Kevlar Ltd. Edition

My 2009 F8 had taken a few dirt naps and was needing a bit of TLC. For it's 40k birthday I gave it a much needed face lift and made a few new parts while I was at it.
...
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Sorry for the poor spelling. I used my college...

Sorry for the poor spelling. I used my college money to buy a bike.:D
Forum: The Garage 10-18-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Aleternatoer cover repair w/ Carbon Fiber

The bash plate under my X Challenge is pretty small ( going to build a bigger one VERY soon ) and while dealing to a rough river section the alternator cover took a hit. ...
Forum: New Zealand 10-17-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Kiwi Dave
http://halecaesar.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-WL...

http://halecaesar.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-WLNQTtg/0/M/PA190222-M.jpg
The best coastal roads around New Zealand are not paved. OK, maybe I'm a bit GS biased, but it's true.
High above Current...
Forum: New Zealand 10-17-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Kiwi Dave
http://halecaesar.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-JQ...

http://halecaesar.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-JQq5p7n/0/M/P9280053-M.jpg
While tooling around Mount Ruapahu we decided to take a closer look at the snow situation. It was the end of the season so...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 183,443
Posted By Kiwi Dave
A feast for eyes!!

Like yourself I too love to share the stories and images collected along the journey. Just yesterday I started accumulating three years worth of snapshots and proper photography in a new thread...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-17-2012, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Adventure on!!

By all means look me up either before you travel or once you have arrived and I would be chuffed to show you the best the South Island has to offer. Once you take the time to meet the locals, a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2012, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Laugh Growing Adventures in Aotearoa. 3 years in paradise.

I was not sure if should post this collection here or over in New Zealand's "regions" forum so I decided to park a link over here to direct those interested to the collection.

It's a random...
Forum: New Zealand 10-16-2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Kiwi Dave
http://halecaesar.smugmug.com/Travel/Motorcycle-to...

http://halecaesar.smugmug.com/Travel/Motorcycle-tours/Vicki-and-Daves-Tour-of-North/i-Vj9FJPX/0/M/DSC00537-M.jpg
The right place at the right time. Cape Egmont ( West Cape ) looking toward Mt...
Forum: New Zealand 10-16-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Kiwi Dave
http://halecaesar.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-GF...

http://halecaesar.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-GFW8Xjk/0/M/IMG1901-M.jpg
Sand dune surfing in full moto gear is not recommended unless you like sand in your socks.
Great Sand Dunes, Far...
Forum: New Zealand 10-16-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Kiwi Dave
http://halecaesar.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-37...

http://halecaesar.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-373TXvk/0/M/IMG1895-M.jpg
A day out riding the back roads of Central Otago. This was somewhere near Tapanui.
...
Forum: New Zealand 10-16-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Growing Adventures

http://halecaesar.smugmug.com/Other/SmugShots/i-tD5RPQD/0/M/PA190203-M.jpg
Stopping to smell the proverbial roses with my mate Rene. French Pass, Marlborough Sounds.
...
Forum: New Zealand 10-16-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 983
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Talking Growing Adventures

The GS turned 3 yrs old this month and 60,000 on the clocks just yesterday so I thought I would celebrate both by sharing some of the adventures with you like minded lot. Not long after the GS...
Forum: New Zealand 10-15-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,168
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Touring around paradise.

I also would be very happy to show you around. I live in Arrowtown (central Otago ) and this is on the front door step of the Macetown Track, Skippers Canyon, Nevis Valley, Mavora Lakes road and...
Forum: New Zealand 10-15-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,181
Posted By Kiwi Dave
V65 Lario

It not mine but it somehow spends most of life in my garage. A mate bought it last year and helped repair the plastic bits as a project this past winter. As soon as it was all put back together and...
Forum: New Zealand 10-15-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Laugh Someone to contact

I met an American couple a couple of years ago doing a RTW with there KTM and shipped it from LA To Dunedin. Couldn't tell you who they used for shipping but I can put you in contact with them.
...
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,151
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Brilliant !!

I'm so subscribing to this one. :D
Dc
Forum: Ride reports 09-16-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 565,018
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Moab ! ? !

Hi guys,
Ellen, your a champion!
I have a suggestion to make, soft luggage. Or at least lighter boxes.
I too have had plenty of off in Moad and too lived to tell the tail. However I was only...
Forum: Ride reports 09-02-2012, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2,936
Views: 565,018
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Buzzzzzzzing

Just back from a quick overnight-er to Franz. Weather was perfect and I had the new Hiedenau's scrubbed in by the time I got to Wanaka.
I have to say I think your knee slider photo really should...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 427,504
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Laugh Solution ! Maybe.

I wanted to check out this site you mention here so I just typed it into my search engine and the message popped up that "this web site might be dangerous to enter". I did a little searching and...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 427,504
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Laugh Kick ass cool

Yes that was seriously impressive and I had to watch it all a couple of times to fully appreciate the complex work that went into producing such a rocket. I would have liked to have been there for...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Use a bit of spit.

Silicon Spray works a treat. I won't interfere with the leather and tends not to dry like some lubricants. I have a can of it in the workshop and spray various parts of my bike with it after a good...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2012, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2,815
Views: 427,504
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Just another lurker with a friggin' camera.

He guys,
I too bought the new GoPro Hero2 and have to say it's pretty great. I have tried the Contour and a few other so-called "helmet cameras" and hands down the GoPro has the best picture/video...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,891
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Try before you buy...

Funny how I aid this very same thing to a friend once and then I go and do just the opposite. Stupid me.
I did what your doing and asking lots of questions to those who have tried this gear and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 539
Views: 227,849
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Have you thought about soft luggage.

If I recall correctly, this thread was started by someone looking for a luggage solution for doing the TAT.
Why not a soft luggage solution? I love my Touratech alloy panniers and when traveling...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,823
Posted By Kiwi Dave
Laugh Ah yes... Hiedenau K60 Scout.

Like many of these other ADV riders I too have used to the lot. Metzler, Conti, Michelin, Mitus, etc. I love trying new tires and now have the Hiedenau K60 Scout (set) on the F800GS. A true 50/50...
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